ON AIR: Roll The Bones – Shakey Graves

First cool hunting story of March. Are you ready to dive into spring?

Rebecca Wolsten is the designer and founder of Liam of York (LOY), a slow fashion clothing and accessories line from NY that celebrates ancient textile techniques through a modern point of view. A label that reminds you to enjoy life. The SS17 collection makes me think about the people I love. I love the chic, yet relaxed vibe of her creations. Enjoy!

What’s your name?

My name is Rebecca Wolsten.

 

How old are you?

32.

 

Where do you come from?

I was born in New Jersey and went to college in Chicago.

Where do you live?

I live in Brooklyn, New York.

 

When did you start your project?

Liam of York was started in 2015.

 

How did you start it?

I did a crowd sourcing campaign to fund the first collection and was lucky to find an angel investor.

Where does your inspiration come from?

I am very inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Japan, Art, Geometrics, Utility, and Independent Minded Women.

 

What materials did you use for this collection?

All my collections use fabrics from Japan, India, and Africa. A lot of the fabrics are hand woven and hand dyed.

 

What type of woman can rock your creations?

My woman is fiercely independent and creative minded.

– Where can we find your collection? 

The collection is available on liamofyork.com and at select boutiques.

 

– As we love music, what’s on your current playlist?

Currently I am listening to The Cave Singers, Shakey Graves, and Lil Uzi Vert.

Tell us your plans for the future!

In the future I plan to work with my fabric mills to create custom fabrics. I also hope to work on a pop up shop with some fellow designers.

 

  Did you already know this brand? What are your favorite pieces?